Things to do in South Florida

Palm Beach Zoo’s new leader hopes to create world-class attractions

Palm Beach Zoo’s new leader hopes to create world-class attractions

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society has a new president and chief executive who hopes to transform the facility into a “world class” destination for both locals and out-of-town visitors. Margo McKnight, the former senior vice president of conservation, science and research at the Florida Aquarium, took over the zoo’s top position on Monday. She replaces Andrew Aiken, who...
Indoor things to do: Rainy day activities in Palm Beach County

Indoor things to do: Rainy day activities in Palm Beach County

Rain, rain, go away! It’s been raining for days and yes, there’s more to come. The wet stuff is likely to be with us through Memorial Day weekend and then some. So, if you’re looking for unique things to do when it’s pouring outside, we’ve got you. Here are some of our favorite rainy day activities in Palm Beach County. The Science Center is the perfect place for kids...
Six tips for navigating Norwegian’s newest cruise ship

Six tips for navigating Norwegian’s newest cruise ship

Bliss is fleeting. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, recently made a brief stop in PortMiami as part of her inaugural tour. Resplendent with her hull artwork by Wyland — he of the larger-than-life marine-life murals fame — the ship is now on her way to her summertime home in Seattle. From there she’ll sail seven-day voyages to Alaska before making her way...
Memorial Day 2018: Five best uncrowded beaches in Palm Beach County

Memorial Day 2018: Five best uncrowded beaches in Palm Beach County

Headed to the beach for Memorial Day weekend? We found some of the best ones to enjoy without the usual crowds. Relax and have fun! Vital statistics: 15 acres, 600 feet of guarded beach, open sunrise to sunset Parking: Free The primary draw of this quiet beach – the county’s northernmost — is the snorkeling. With clear waters and multiple rock formations within wading distance...
Memorial Day 2018: Here’s 9 of our favorite breakfast on the beach spots

Memorial Day 2018: Here’s 9 of our favorite breakfast on the beach spots

Memorial Day weekend is almost here. And that means it’s time to hit the beach. What better way to start the day than with a tasty breakfast by the water.  Here are some Palm Beach County eateries where the only thing better than the eggs are the excellent water views (and the perfect place to walk off all those calories): The almond-coated, thick-cut French toast earns raves...
Memorial Day: 11 ways to enjoy the water this holiday weekend

Memorial Day: 11 ways to enjoy the water this holiday weekend

There’s nothing more awesome in Florida than our outdoors. So this year’s Memorial Day weekend, go outside! The list of things to do on the beach and in the water is deep. And you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy paddle boarding, camping, horseback riding or snorkeling. Simply put on your swimming suit and jump in (or on).  Of course, for those of you who’s rather...
Memorial Day 2018: Peanut Island Guide - Things to know before you go

Memorial Day 2018: Peanut Island Guide - Things to know before you go

Every big holiday weekend that involves beach, fun and sand has to include ‘Peanut’ That’s what the locals call Peanut Island, the 80-acre tropical island located at the west end of the Palm Beach (Lake Worth) Inlet. It’s a get-there-by-only-boat county park, where long strings of boats raft up while hundreds of people socialize in the shallow off-shore water. Sound...
Memorial Day 2018: Best beaches in Palm Beach County

Memorial Day 2018: Best beaches in Palm Beach County

We love our Florida beaches. And with Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, it’s time to soak up some sun. With the county’s 45-mile long Atlantic shoreline, there are lots of beautiful beaches to choose. And if you like uncrowded beaches, or want to enjoy the perfect spot to grab breakfast at the beach, we found those too!  Here we break down the main attractions...
What celebrity statue greets drivers on Dixie Highway in Lake Worth?

What celebrity statue greets drivers on Dixie Highway in Lake Worth?

Ruby Bell wasn’t expecting to meet Hulk Hogan when she applied for a job. “I interviewed with him,” said Bell, who runs the customer service desk at Gonz Auto Collision Center on Dixie Highway in Lake Worth. “He was in the room.” Yes, there he was, standing in the corner: flexing, grimacing, in yellow tights and lace-up boots, an orange do-rag holding back his...
Brightline’s inaugural West Palm-to-Miami trip draws crowd, celebration

Brightline’s inaugural West Palm-to-Miami trip draws crowd, celebration

Brightline trains transported riders from West Palm Beach to Miami on Saturday, marking the first time in 50 years that the Florida East Coast Railway has been used to bring passengers to the Magic City. The historic trip, capped off by a celebratory grand opening of the MiamiCentral station, signaled a milestone achievement for the Florida company, which has endured a turbulent first four months...
Royal Wedding 2018: What time to tune in on TV; Local watch parties

Royal Wedding 2018: What time to tune in on TV; Local watch parties

The royal wedding is scheduled for Saturday at 7 a.m. EDT (noon in the United Kingdom). Most networks are planning at least five hours of live coverage starting as early as 5 a.m.   Don’t want to watch at home? Here’s some local watch parties. Lake Worth’s Lilo’s Streetfood and Bar will be hosting a watch party for the long-awaited Royal Wedding, opening bright...
Palm Beach has a taco shop – it’s everything you might expect

Palm Beach has a taco shop – it’s everything you might expect

To the well-toned Palm Beach woman in yoga pants who has paused twice to ogle our hefty meals on the patio of Coyo Taco – yes, you, with the adorable island bike: Have you never seen two ladies on a lunch break sharing eight tacos, a vat of guacamole, a grease-stained bag of tortilla chips and big bowls of refried beans and Mexican corn?  We’ve burned calories and saved points...
Vegan party: 5 reasons to attend Beets Roots Beats in Palm Beach Gardens

Vegan party: 5 reasons to attend Beets Roots Beats in Palm Beach Gardens

Hey Palm Beach County, listen up! There’s a party happening at Palm Beach Garden’s Hot Yoga Downtown that promises to deliver a fun time, yoga, delicious organic food and live music. Beet Roots Beats is a local vegan dinner by Chef Alex Cheblal, consisting of nine dishes with produce from Kai-Kai Farm and Gratitude Garden plus other organic products will be featured.  Yes, there&rsquo...
In love with beers? Lake Worth’s Revelry has your back!

In love with beers? Lake Worth’s Revelry has your back!

It’s hard to believe that a year ago, we were welcoming Revelry to Lake Worth. We loved it for many reasons, including its unique ambiance, much different than most places in Lake Worth. We still can’t get enough of its endless variety of beers, it’s quirky food menu, and the owners, who are also your friendly bartenders.  To thank customers for a year of support, Revelry...
Bye, Chickpea. Hello, Anzo.  New restaurant comes to West Palm

Bye, Chickpea. Hello, Anzo.  New restaurant comes to West Palm

When word got out that The Chickpea in downtown West Palm was moving, that was just part of the story. Not only did the casual, bowl-centric restaurant relocate, it opened under a new name and concept.  Meet Anzo, Clematis Street’s newest spot. The original Chickpea restaurant, which opened its West Palm location next to Field of Greens in 2014, was a popular build-your-own-meal...
NEW: Weather forces Royal Palm Seafood Festival to postpone to June

NEW: Weather forces Royal Palm Seafood Festival to postpone to June

A highly anticipated event has been moved forward two weeks as Palm Beach County braces for another weekend of wet weather. The Royal Palm Beach Seafood Festival now will be June 2-3, postponed from this weekend, organizers said in a news release. “The forecast for heavy rains necessitated a change of dates,” organizers said. Hours for the event remain the same: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend.  Here are our picks for the best events. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE.  Where: Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach. When: May 18; 6 p.m...
Tom Wolfe dies: What he told us about the ‘bad side’ of social media

Tom Wolfe dies: What he told us about the ‘bad side’ of social media

For 40 years now, Tom Wolfe has been a cutting-edge writer, setting literary agendas and demarcating social agendas. From “The Painted Word” and “Radical Chic” to “The Right Stuff” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” Wolfe has transcended the New Journalism that made him famous in the ’70s and enveloped fiction, making strong arguments for novels...
This South Floridian gave up law to write about strong, powerful women

This South Floridian gave up law to write about strong, powerful women

When asked why she moved from California to South Florida, author Solange Ritchie’s response is blunt: “Two words: divorce and family.” But that wasn’t the only drastic change Ritchie made. She changed her profession from attorney to full-time writer, embracing the uncertainty that it can sometimes bring. “I see both careers as similar in many ways,” Ritchie said...
Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart announce joint comedy tour

Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart announce joint comedy tour

Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart are going on a quick stand-up comedy tour this June. Rolling Stone reported that the comedians are doing seven dates in three cities: Boston, Houston and El Paso, Texas. >> Read more trending news   This is the second time the two will be together on stage for a stand-up gig. In August 2017, Stewart made a surprise appearance at Chappelle’s New...
Royal wedding: Meghan Markle’s siblings are the Evil Stepfamily in this fairy tale

Royal wedding: Meghan Markle’s siblings are the Evil Stepfamily in this fairy tale

At the end of Disney’s 2015 live action version of “Cinderella”  the titular cinder-dwelling heroine (Lily James) is rescued from endless drudgery by her handsome prince and a well-fitting glass slipper. But before she can glide victoriously into happy ever after, she must walk past her Evil Stepmother (Cate Blanchett), so frozen in shock, disbelief and probably a healthy...
Meghan Markle’s Wellington sorority sister isn’t surprised she’s becoming a royal

Meghan Markle’s Wellington sorority sister isn’t surprised she’s becoming a royal

The first thing Erica Bethe Levin noticed about the young woman opening the sorority house door was that “she was so stunningly beautiful, it’s a little ridiculous.” For Levin, who joined the Northwestern University chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma, she knew that pretty young woman, “as the face of rush for Kappa. She was the very first person you see. And she’s...
A photo show you must see at Boca Raton Museum of Art

A photo show you must see at Boca Raton Museum of Art

Barflies and movie stars, circus freaks and jazz musicians, street people and nightclub performers. In the 1930s and 1940s, photographer Lisette Model prowled the streets of New York and Paris, creating intimate, unforgettable pictures bathed in inky, noir-ish shadows. Seventy-one of her distinctive black-and-white images are on display through Oct. 21 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in...
Why President Obama’s portrait painter has art on display in Boca Raton

Why President Obama’s portrait painter has art on display in Boca Raton

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about artist Kehinde Wiley: “What I was always struck by whenever I saw his portraits was the degree to which they challenged our conventional views of power and privilege.” And this is no ordinary art critic: It’s former President Barack Obama. The New York-based Wiley, considered one of the most in-demand artists in the country, gained...
Explore downtown Miami: You’ll be glad you left your car at home

Explore downtown Miami: You’ll be glad you left your car at home

¡Bienvenidos a Miami!  Brightline is set to open its Miami station, also known as MiamiCentral, Saturday, May 19. And honestly, I can’t wait. This means I get to hop on a train for an hour, forget about traffic and parking and enjoy everything downtown Miami has to offer. About time! Since the station is opening Saturday, May 19, I decided to get a head start on exploring...
Brightline to Miami: Here’s where to eat near the station 

Brightline to Miami: Here’s where to eat near the station 

Once Brightline’s ambitious MiamiCentral station opens with all its projected bells and whistles, the station itself may prove destination-worthy. If all goes as planned, that is.  Right now, the station is a construction site. The good news is that it sits within walking distance or a short ride from Overtown’s historic Lyric Theatre, museums, the American Airlines...
Mother’s Day 2018: Best restaurants, brunch for Mom on her day

Mother’s Day 2018: Best restaurants, brunch for Mom on her day

Every day should be about Mom, right? But the “official” day to honor her is almost here. Mother’s Day is just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate Mom than treating her to a lovely brunch or dinner?   Here are some delicious options for dining out on Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day brunch is a big buffet that includes traditional breakfast...
Mother’s Day-trippin’: Explore Jupiter’s wild side

Mother’s Day-trippin’: Explore Jupiter’s wild side

A day trip that’s Mother’s Day-level? I asked myself that question recently. Was it a day to escape and pamper myself for being a mom? Or was it a day to enjoy spending time with my 6-year-old son? I chose the latter. »TREAT MOM: Best restaurants, brunch for Mom on her day I remembered a recent outing through northern Palm Beach County with my son, Jameson, that’s just perfect...
SunFest 2018: We issued a Fitbit challenge and the steps are worth celebrating

SunFest 2018: We issued a Fitbit challenge and the steps are worth celebrating

In my 15 years covering SunFest, I’ve relayed two consistent messages: Don’t let people weigh you down with hand sanitizer and tiny fans you won’t use, and stop trying to be cute with the uncomfortable footwear because you’re going to be walking. A lot. But how much, exactly? Enter the Fitbit! I’ve always wondered exactly how far I walk during the music festival...
Is Burt Reynolds about to get his biggest role since ‘Boogie Nights’?

Is Burt Reynolds about to get his biggest role since ‘Boogie Nights’?

It worked for John Travolta. And Pam Grier. And Robert Forster. Is Quentin Tarantino about to revive Burt Reynolds’ career in a big way, too? The film director with a deep love of ’70s movies and ’70s icons is apparently discussing with the Jupiter movie legend a role in his new movie, “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” about Manson-era Los Angeles, according...
Which downtown West Palm building looks like ‘beautiful wedding cake’?

Which downtown West Palm building looks like ‘beautiful wedding cake’?

Rick Gonzalez makes his living at the intersection of history and architecture, and even he starts running low on superlatives when trying to explain the visual appeal of The Wagg Building. It’s Spanish. Baroque. Italianate. Mediterranean Revival. “I think it looks like a beautiful wedding cake,” he says of the intricate molding and royalist detail work — from shield-like emblems...
New daily brunch: Mazie’s West Palm rolls out daytime menu

New daily brunch: Mazie’s West Palm rolls out daytime menu

There’s a new brunch on the Dixie dining corridor, and it’s served daily. Mazie’s, the bistro-meets-diner spot that opened on March 30 in West Palm’s Antique Row, launched brunch service last week. This is not the type of brunch that’s reserved for weekends. Brunch is a wide-ranging concept at Mazie’s, which defines its cooking as New World comfort food. It includes...
Rain or shine, SunFest fans say festival’s last day delivers

Rain or shine, SunFest fans say festival’s last day delivers

Brenda Siclari tugged at the hood of her tan raincoat and maneuvered through a light SunFest crowd as rain trickled down Sunday afternoon. While most others ducked under the tents that lined the streets, Siclari was prepared for rain. After all, this was her 15th time at the waterfront music festival. “I’m one the 10 people you find in the crowd when the rain is pouring down...
As season fades, Palm Beach dining scene bids farewell to icons, welcomes new spots 

As season fades, Palm Beach dining scene bids farewell to icons, welcomes new spots 

The waning season finds the Palm Beach dining scene in mourning. Within four months, the island's restaurant community has lost two of its pillars.   Last week, chef and restaurateur Jean-Pierre Leverrier died at age 62 after a battle with ALS. In mid-January, local diners mourned the death of Café L’Europe owner Norbert Goldner, who died at age 77.   When...
Openings: Okeechobee Steakhouse debuts gourmet meat market

Openings: Okeechobee Steakhouse debuts gourmet meat market

Florida’s oldest steakhouse keeps making itself new again. Case in point: The Okeechobee Steakhouse just introduced a specialty market that sits within walking distance of the beloved 71-year-old restaurant. The 1947 Gourmet Meat Market, which opened Wednesday, offers the same prime meats served at the steakhouse as well as fresh seafood, prepared foods, yachting provisions, desserts and wines...
SunFest 2018: 7 tips for surviving the best waterfront music fest of the year

SunFest 2018: 7 tips for surviving the best waterfront music fest of the year

Headed to SunFest 2018? Whether you’re planning to enjoy to annual downtown music festival for the first time or the 36th, you’re sure to be able to use some advice culled from my 15 years and about 200 miles on foot, covering the thing. TIP #1: HAVE A PLAN: Festivals can feel free-flowing and loosey-goosey, but things can get stressful if you leave too much to chance. You miss stuff...
What are the planned changes for West Palm’s hip Warehouse District?

What are the planned changes for West Palm’s hip Warehouse District?

From his used car dealership across the street, Rolf Schilter gazed at Grandview Public Market’s gleaming white building with its large mural of tropical leaves and shook his head. “It’s a nice place but for people from somewhere else; it’s not for the people around here,” said Schilter. “A $15 salad? That’s a little bit expensive for the neighborhood...
West Palm brewery pays homage to ‘dreamers’ in Cinco de Mayo beer 

West Palm brewery pays homage to ‘dreamers’ in Cinco de Mayo beer 

A local businessman is using Cinco de Mayo to challenge negative perceptions about immigrants.  John Pankauski, owner of the West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault, is crafting a Mexican “Dreamers Lager” in honor of DACA recipients. You can get a pour starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2.   One hundred percent of the proceeds from the first 100 Dreamers Lager sold will be donated...
3 to see: free music at Brightline station, dance in Belle Glade, ballet in Gardens

3 to see: free music at Brightline station, dance in Belle Glade, ballet in Gardens

There’s always something to do in The Palm Beaches! That’s why every week, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helps you with three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your events curator is the Cultural Concierge, a free service that provides customized cultural recommendations and more at palmbeachculture.com/concierge...
Your dog will love you even more after this day trip!

Your dog will love you even more after this day trip!

There are plenty of dog parks in Palm Beach County, but there’s no way you can hit them all in one day, so I’ve curated this day trip around North Palm Beach County. Also, I understand traveling with a dog is more time consuming than traveling alone, which is why it’s okay if you can’t fit everything in a day. Make a weekend of it and split it in two! As...
Cinco de Mayo: Best dining events, parties around town

Cinco de Mayo: Best dining events, parties around town

Everyone’s got a favorite local Mexican or Tex-Mex spot. And getting there on Cinco de Mayo should be a priority. Because, yes, tacos and margaritas are worth it — even in celebration of a super obscure battle that took place in Mexico in 1862. Here’s a quick list of some of the best Cinco de Mayo parties and dining deals in town. Cheers! Tucked into the Hilton West...
Swim in a pool of ice cream sprinkles? Do that and more on this Miami daycay

Swim in a pool of ice cream sprinkles? Do that and more on this Miami daycay

This might is a bit of a drive, but it’s well worth it. I’m taking you to Mid-Beach in Miami Beach today. Don’t worry: This side of town doesn’t have the craziness of South Beach. Mid-Beach is a lot cleaner and more relaxed -- and the beaches are just as clear. The area has a lot of hotels, restaurants, hidden gems, and best of all, smaller crowds. It’s got...
Farm fiestas: Check out these local foodie events

Farm fiestas: Check out these local foodie events

There’s more than top-notch produce growing at local farms these days – there’s a bumper crop of food/drink events. Here are some to put on your radar:  Swank Farm in Loxahatchee Groves will kick off its off-season farmer’s market on Saturday, April 28. It will continue through every Saturday in May. The market goes from 9 a.m. to noon and will feature more than a dozen...
Hey locals! See what’s happening at Hilton West Palm Beach

Hey locals! See what’s happening at Hilton West Palm Beach

It’s warming up, huh! Luckily, you don’t need to be a guest to enjoy the Hilton West Palm Beach and all of its amenities, yes including the pool. That’s what makes this hotel so awesome. The Hilton West Palm Beach has become more than just a tourist’s favorite, but a local hub for awesomeness.  From pool parties to yoga, bars and dinner events to live DJs and more, ...
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream brings cult favorite to Publix

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream brings cult favorite to Publix

How does ice cream earn a cult following? Is it the branding, the brightly colored containers, the saturated flavors? What makes Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams reportedly splendid? Churned and packaged in Columbus, Ohio, Jeni’s teased Florida ice cream lovers with rare appearances at foodie festivals and a modest supply at The Fresh Market. Some diehard fans were so hooked they would get the...
Popular Italian restaurant says goodbye, but is it forever?

Popular Italian restaurant says goodbye, but is it forever?

I gasped when I read the subject line on a reader’s email: “Stresa is closing?” The email referenced a sign posted on the restaurant’s door, saying the place would close at the end of the month.  Could this be true? Not Stresa! The red-sauce spot is one of my favorite places for an old-school power lunch. Sometimes I’ll even start with a proper tortellini en brodo...
Cosby conviction: Why he killed Cliff Huxtable, even before the guilty verdict

Cosby conviction: Why he killed Cliff Huxtable, even before the guilty verdict

Bill Cosby has not yet been arrested, charged, tried or convicted for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting scores of women over several decades. But there is one thing I know he’s guilty of.  He killed Cliff Huxtable.  When the talented singer-actress Jill Scott tweeted her defense — a lot of people’s defense — of Cosby months ago, she didn’t just reference...
Why are so many celebrities connected to a Lake Worth radio station?

Why are so many celebrities connected to a Lake Worth radio station?

They called it “the station with feminine flair at 500 beautiful watts.” WLIZ, a tiny AM radio station on a Lake Worth back road, was a radical concept when it opened 59 years ago. In that pre-liberation era, when booming male voices defined the airwaves, the disc jockeys were all women. Or as their ads put it: “All Girl.” A headline on an October 1965 Palm Beach Post...
Taste of the Village brings block party to Gardens plaza

Taste of the Village brings block party to Gardens plaza

Eric Caserta knows a thing or two about block parties. He’s the guy who mans the grill during many a neighborly gathering on his Palm Beach Gardens block.  On Sunday afternoon, he’s hosting a considerably larger block party for charity. His “Taste of the Village Block Party,” an event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will take over part of the Donald Ross Village...
Goodbye Gardens: food and wine fest moves main event to West Palm

Goodbye Gardens: food and wine fest moves main event to West Palm

On a Sunday in December for the past three years, swarms of foodie revelers have invaded The Gardens Mall for the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival’s grand-finale event. This year, the setting for the festival’s centerpiece event will be dramatically different: The fest’s Grand Tasting is moving 12 miles south to the Palm Beach Convention Center.  The time of day will be different...
Raclette night: Pistache wants to melt your cheese-loving heart

Raclette night: Pistache wants to melt your cheese-loving heart

Want a super cheesy reason to visit the top French bistro in West Palm Beach? There’s a raclette special Wednesday night.  Not that one needs a copious amount of oozy, melted French cheese to enjoy an evening at Pistache, the stylish bistro that has anchored a prime block of the downtown waterfront for a decade. With a menu that explores Parisian-style classics at lunch, dinner and weekend...
Northwood Village: Don’t miss the block party!

Northwood Village: Don’t miss the block party!

There will be a day when “up-and-coming” isn’t used when referring to West Palm Beach’s Northwood Village. Well, that day may be approaching. If you haven’t yet visited this artsy and eclectic neighborhood, now might be the time. With the opening of Petanque, a French garden bar and restaurant, the new luxury apartments at 312 Northwood and Celis Produce&rsquo...
Jupiter girl to appear on NBC’s ‘Genius Junior’ tonight

Jupiter girl to appear on NBC’s ‘Genius Junior’ tonight

When other kids were enjoying their vacation during the summer of 2017, Jupiter’s Treasure Stein, then 9, was inside, pouring over massive amounts of information like New York subway maps and math problems. When her siblings were playing, she was studying. And tonight, the rest of the world gets to see the pay-off. “It was worth it,” says Treasure, who will be a contestant on NBC&rsquo...
Record Store Day: Why are so many vinyl record stores opening in Palm Beach County?

Record Store Day: Why are so many vinyl record stores opening in Palm Beach County?

Analogopolis Records, Films, Games & Things is a mouthful of a title for a record store. Let owner Tom Procyk explain. “There are all these record stores with crazy names,” he said. “I was looking for something hard to say and hard to pronounce, but once you hear it you won’t forget it.” The 36-year-old music enthusiast opened Analogopolis (rough translation: city of...
Restaurant review: Gallery Grille in Tequesta

Restaurant review: Gallery Grille in Tequesta

THE PLACE: There’s a full-scale restaurant hiding in this daylight café tucked into a corner of Tequesta’s Gallery Square North plaza. The stylish Gallery Grille may be open just for breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch, but it welcomes you like a place with dinnertime aspirations. With a handsomely set dining room, and a sweet, brick-paved courtyard for outdoor dining, this is &ldquo...
Love SunFest? Score free tickets to SunFest 2018

Love SunFest? Score free tickets to SunFest 2018

One of South Florida’s largest music festivals, (and our favorite) SunFest,  kicks off in just 13 days. And if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, hold off. You could score FREE ones this weekend. How? Hop on the Brightline train. Yes, that’s right. Take a train ride this Saturday and Sunday for a chance to win two general admission tickets to SunFest 2018. Brightline...
Goodbye Grub: Costa restaurant closes doors in Palm Beach

Goodbye Grub: Costa restaurant closes doors in Palm Beach

It was a concept that swept into Palm Beach’s Esplanade Plaza, filling an out-of-the-way, second-story space with the aromas of modern Mediterranean cuisine.  But like the restaurants that had tried and failed in the space before it, sleek and stylish Costa Palm Beach could not make it work. The restaurant permanently closed on Thursday. “I’m really proud of what we...
Earth Day 2018: Ways to celebrate, honor the earth in Palm Beach County

Earth Day 2018: Ways to celebrate, honor the earth in Palm Beach County

Earth Day is every year on April 22. The intention is to raise awareness about the planet we live in and to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Want to participate? Here’s a list of Earth Day activities around Palm Beach County.  The Palm Beach Zoo’s party will be filled with educational, engaging and fun activities for the entire family. Eco-friendly crafts and animal...
The secret to these mini spinach pies? Switch out the cheese.  

The secret to these mini spinach pies? Switch out the cheese.  

I’m drawn to all things green throughout the spring. How original, right? But think about it: What is more perfect than bright, garlic-hinting spinach cooked to its most vibrant green? Now, add chopped fresh dill and thyme, grated lemon zest, a pinch of nutmeg and – wait for it – a sprinkling of Manchego and you’ve achieved next-level flavor. And if you spoon that spinach mix...
Green markets guide: Find the best one near you in Palm Beach County

Green markets guide: Find the best one near you in Palm Beach County

What’s not to love about green market season? The markets provide fresh produce from area farms, artisanal goods, local plants, baked goods, gourmet foods and much more. Plus it’s a great time to just get outside and enjoy South Florida’s fall season.  Here’s info on some of our favorites around the county. Opens: Oct. 7, 2017 through April 21, 2018Hours: 9 a.m. to...
SunFest 2018: 3 bands you didn’t know you’d love

SunFest 2018: 3 bands you didn’t know you’d love

This year’s SunFest is filled with popular artists like Pitbull, Zedd, Nick Jonas and Ice Cube, but there are also some great bands taking the stage that you may not have heard of. Have no fear, we are here to give you the run down on three artists you may not know but who are definitely worth the listen.  lovelytheband’s song “broken” has been taking over the...
From a 9-to-5 to the open road, this local couple is taking a risk on the past

From a 9-to-5 to the open road, this local couple is taking a risk on the past

There’s a young couple in West Palm Beach fighting against the 24/7 connectivity that is their lives. They don't want to be victims of it, and who can blame them? It's exhausting. Being connected all day, every day is a drag. And while, yes, a "company" phone is a luxury these days, let's be real: It's never really a perk. Christina and Paul Burgoon, the traveling thrifters and...
‘Backyard chefs’ open new poké bowl restaurant in Downtown West Palm

‘Backyard chefs’ open new poké bowl restaurant in Downtown West Palm

So many people wonder what it would be like to open their own business. It’s a constant thought that some can carry for years (myself included). We think we have the perfect idea, the perfect place, the perfect product, but then our fears get in the way and stop us from taking a leap of faith. This is not the case for the owners of a new restaurant, Pipeline Poke, which opened on April 4 at...
Video: The magic in a poke bowl from Pipeline Poke in West Palm Beach

Video: The magic in a poke bowl from Pipeline Poke in West Palm Beach

This timelapse video shows the magic of creating a poke bowl from one of Downtown West Palm Beach's newest restaurants, Pipeline Poke. “What is poké?” some might ask. Well, for starters, it’s pronounced poh-kay. It means sliced or cut in Hawaiian, and it usually refers to a bowl with sliced raw fish mixed with fresh vegetables like edamame, shredded carrots and jalapeñ...
SunFest 2018: Five bands we are most excited to see

SunFest 2018: Five bands we are most excited to see

This year’s SunFest is packed with chart-toppers from Pitbull and Nick Jonas, to rockers Incubus and Third Eye Blind. Plus hip hop royalty Ice Cube will also perform. There is such a wide variety of artists to choose from, but we narrowed it down to just five of the artists we are most excited to see at SunFest 2018. 1. If you like Sublime, Sugar Ray, or Slightly...
Tax day freebies: Here are some of the best dining deals

Tax day freebies: Here are some of the best dining deals

Need a treat after doing your taxes? Local restaurants are offering freebies and dining deals to relieve your stress on tax day. Here’s some of the best ones in Palm Beach County: Toojay’s, the restaurant known for its hearty servings of homemade New York deli dishes, is helping you wine down by offering this: $5 glasses of wine and $3 beers and mimosas. The deal is good through Wednesday...
Now open: Celis Produce in Northwood, and it's everything you want your house to be

Now open: Celis Produce in Northwood, and it's everything you want your house to be

“Whoah!” That’s the only way to describe the new Celis Produce Northwood location. This new shop by the Celis family opened its doors on April 4 at 8 a.m. in a commercial corner space in the 312 Northwood building in Northwood Village, West Palm Beach. The space is amazing. It’s on the first floor, right on the corner of 23rd Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue. It has views...
Dave Barry on Florida, Palm Beach: ‘The Ellis Island of stupid people’

Dave Barry on Florida, Palm Beach: ‘The Ellis Island of stupid people’

A resident of Miami since the 1980s, Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry says that he’s long considered it his duty to defend not only his adopted city but “all of Florida, including Palm Beach” from its international reputation as the center for Grade-A weirdness. But as the former Miami Herald columnist told the audience at Thursday’s Gulf Stream Council...
Barrett-Jackson 2018: Famous van from hit TV show among the cars being auctioned in West Palm  

Barrett-Jackson 2018: Famous van from hit TV show among the cars being auctioned in West Palm  

Listen up, auto lovers! The 16th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction is coming to West Palm April 12 through April 15 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Barrett-Jackson isn’t just the largest collector-car auction in South Florida, it’s also a supporter of charitable organizations nationwide, having raised more than $93 million through the sale of sick vehicles. In addition...
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day: Five favorites in Palm Beach County

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day: Five favorites in Palm Beach County

It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Who doesn’t love the ooey-gooey deliciousness of a perfectly-made grilled cheese sandwich? Here’s five of our favorite to try. This Italian-inspired neighborhood spot, located on West Palm’s Dixie Dining Cooridor, serves up a yummy grilled cheese sandwich with a side of hearty tomato soup. Yes, please! Grato: 1901 S Dixie...
Why is everybody in Palm Beach Gardens going crazy for this sport?

Why is everybody in Palm Beach Gardens going crazy for this sport?

Think pickleball is only for the Velcro shoes-and-Bengay set? That it’s reputation as a easy game for seniors makes it too tame for the CrossFit crowd? Eric Ah-Yuen understands. Not long ago, the former professional athlete turned athletic trainer held the same opinion about the racquet sport that’s booming in popularity among retirees. “I thought it was slow, like shuffleboard...
Chicken pot pie finds Mexican soul in a puffy tortilla

Chicken pot pie finds Mexican soul in a puffy tortilla

Acclaimed chef Eddie Hernandez is a master of adding Southern soul to his Mexican cooking. His newly released cookbook, “Turnip Greens & Tortillas” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is brimming with evidence of his gift for merging flavors and culinary traditions. This is exactly what he does at his casual restaurant, Taqueria del Sol, in Atlanta. In the recipe below, Hernandez offers a novel...
National Pet Day: Celebrate your dog at some of the best local dog parks

National Pet Day: Celebrate your dog at some of the best local dog parks

It’s National Pet Day! If you have a dog and live in Palm Beach County, here are five free dog parks where your buddy can run free and unleashed. Sit back, relax and take pictures. Address: 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach  Call:  561-966-6611 Hours: Sunrise - Sunset  *Closed Wednesdays 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. for maintenance. Address: 12551 Glades Rd...
Theater review: ‘Bodyguard’ a satisfying tribute to Whitney Houston

Theater review: ‘Bodyguard’ a satisfying tribute to Whitney Houston

The play’s official name is “The Bodyguard,” but it might as well be called “Whitney Houston: The Musical.” And that’s absolutely fine. Tuesday night’s Kravis Center debut of the stage version of the 1992 big-screen star-crossed romance starring late legendary singer Houston and Kevin Costner featured not only music from the film’s record-breaking soundtrack...
Cravy kicks off pizza delivery today from Grandview Public Market

Cravy kicks off pizza delivery today from Grandview Public Market

Have a hankering for that Detroit-style pizza from Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach? (You know, the square one with the hefty, crisp crust from Chef Dale Talde’s spot, The Corner.)  Well, the folks at Cravy, the local food delivery service, must have heard your growling belly. On Wednesday, they’ll start delivering The Corner pizza from the new food hall to...
9 best things to do around Palm Beach County in April 2018

9 best things to do around Palm Beach County in April 2018

Longer days mean more good times, duh! Take advantage of the following events happening across Palm Beach County. Whether it’s checking out a new restaurant, exploring the outdoors or taking advantage of local pool parties, there’s always something to do here. Start making calls, hit up your buddies and let’s have fun this April. The 56th annual Delray Affair claims...
New restaurants in Delray Beach and Boca Raton

New restaurants in Delray Beach and Boca Raton

Hungry to try a new restaurant? South Palm Beach County is filling up with new eateries. From Thai to Italian, there’s a good mixture to choose from. Here are some of the highlights we found: LE SORELLE  This Italian restaurant, with a location in Boca Raton, has opened just off of Atlantic Ave., on Federal Highway near the Colombian Coffee House and Big Al’s Steaks.  One...
Delray Beach: Explore the heart of Pineapple Grove

Delray Beach: Explore the heart of Pineapple Grove

There’s a road in Downtown Delray Beach that may not attract as much foot traffic as the bustling Atlantic Ave., but its artistic personality is something to explore. Sure, some Palm Beach County locals know Pineapple Grove District is a special place. This daycay guide is for all you locals who don’t know and for all you tourists who really need to know: The Grove is worth a day...
OPINION: “The Bodyguard: The Musical” versus the original: Which one will we always love?

OPINION: “The Bodyguard: The Musical” versus the original: Which one will we always love?

It was hard to predict in 1992 that  “The Bodyguard” was going to be A Thing: A musical interracial big screen love story between one of the biggest movie stars in the world and a chart-topping singer who’d never been in a movie before. It was based on a 20-year-old script. Much of the dialogue was...unsubtle and the whole enterprise was wrapped in a loving layer of...
Why were celebs Burt Reynolds, Vanilla Ice and Backstreet Boy in Boca Raton?

Why were celebs Burt Reynolds, Vanilla Ice and Backstreet Boy in Boca Raton?

On Friday, while the Florida film community gathered at Lynn University to celebrate some local kids done good, an impressive group of other local kids -- with nine Grammy nominations, one Oscar nod, two Golden Globes and an appearance in a hit film series between them -- joined in with congratulations and  some advice. “You have to be dedicated,” said Backstreet Boy and Orlando native ...
Love art and the outdoors? You’ll love this festival at CityPlace

Love art and the outdoors? You’ll love this festival at CityPlace

Love art? Love art outdoors? You’re in luck. This weekend CityPlace will transform into an outdoor art show at the 8th annual downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival. More than 100 artists will feature all kinds of mediums including fine art, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more. The festival will take place during CityPlace’s Art Affair, which is a week-long...
Why is this Food Network star at The Gardens Mall today?

Why is this Food Network star at The Gardens Mall today?

To understand Giada De Laurentiis’ approach to food and cooking, one must travel with her to her birthplace, Italy. And by “travel” I mean explore her newly released book, “Giada’s Italy” (Clarkson Potter, $35).  Here, in pages rich with photos and recipes of simply presented classics, the Food Network personality takes a “dolce vita” tour...
9 great walks in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, Singer Island

9 great walks in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, Singer Island

If you’re out for a walk in northern Palm Beach County, there are many familiar spots. Maybe too familiar — just look at all the strollers, runners and bikers crowding any oceanside stretch of A1A from Juno to Jupiter. Perhaps you’re seeking some place not so well-trod, slightly apart from the traffic and bustle, a place to Zen a little with your exercise. From the coastline to the...
SunFest 2018: New food items debut, more variety

SunFest 2018: New food items debut, more variety

When hunger hits you, it’s always harder and louder than any beat drop at SunFest, which kicks off May 3. That’s why the four-day music festival is keeping dining options as varied and satisfying as its lineup (hello, Pitbull, Cake, Ice Cube).  You’ll find Asian noodles, mac-n-cheese, St. Louis ribs, ...
Local kids create cuteness, music at Kravis Disney show

Local kids create cuteness, music at Kravis Disney show

There are few things more adorable than a bunch of cute kids singing, even off-key, in unison. Unless it’s those same kids, dressed as zebras and lions of fancy Parisian cats, singing Disney songs. It’s almost too much. For about an hour on Tuesday evening, that brand of cuteness took over the huge stage at the Kravis Center in the form of about 140 area elementary school students participating...
Resort redo: Four Seasons raises its culinary game, plans massive makeover

Resort redo: Four Seasons raises its culinary game, plans massive makeover

Something fancy is cooking at the Four Seasons Palm Beach resort. Actually, fancier may be a better word for the projected results of a multimillion-dollar summer overhaul.  The property-wide makeover, which will shut down the resort from the end of May to this fall, includes plans to bring serious star power to the kitchen. A Michelin-starred chef will head the resort’s new signature...
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